Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

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Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks.

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Montana Passes Horse Slaughterhouse Protection Measure

Critter News

Judicial review of equine slaughter or processing facilities -- surety bond -- attorney fees -- venue. (1) 1) (a) If an action is filed in district court to challenge the issuance of a license, permit, certificate, or other approval for an equine slaughter or processing facility pursuant to Title 75 or Title 81, chapter 9, the court shall require a surety bond of the person filing the action.

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“OCEANS” opens on Earth Day!

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While the movie, “OCEANS” won’t open till Earth Day, 400,000 moviegoers have already bought tickets to catch the movie in its opening week and protect coral reefs in the process. “OCEANS” Motion Picture Opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

On Foundation Beyond Belief

Animal Person

I think I'll join today, as I'm not sure I can make a fair judgment on the process and the structure (and the success, whatever that means) from the outside. Here are my initial thoughts, though: "Animal Protection." On the upside, you don't have to give any money to animal protection if your beliefs aren't represented by the choice of groups being supported. It's officially Day 2 for Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), and I'm watching carefully.

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Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

Critter News

The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law. From the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has proposed that the Ministry exempt JAZA's members from the current requirement to register as animal handlers with local authorities.

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Where Does Entertainment Begin and End?

Animal Person

Juluri is referring to something specific: the Supreme Court's examination of First Amendment protection of acts of cruelty to animals. And is video of a cow being pummeled to death with a bat worse than a cow being "processed" in a slaughterhouse?

On Dolphins as a Gateway to Animal Rights

Animal Person

Riddle me this: If you're in camp #3, do you think it's bad to pursue personhood for individual species, or is it just something you're not going to spend your time on because of the various problems with the process (e.g., They can also learn how "to hold sponges over their snouts to protect themselves when searching for spiny fish on the ocean floor." My life-as-a-tweeter is less and less significant these days. It's just not all that interesting to me.

BBS Giveaway – Pet Fire Safety Awareness

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According to the National Fire Protection Association , an estimated 1,000 house fires are caused by pets every year. Yesterday was Pet Fire Safety Awareness Day. Many people don’t have a set plan for house fires. And sadly, even fewer have plans that include their pets.

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The Blue House Dog

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Both must learn to trust again, and the healing process is a long, slow dance that ultimately brings them together. The homeless dog, once called Bones, renamed Blue, who played a “hide and seek game” with Cody, to protect himself and stay alive, ends up at Cody’s side. “I

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Trainer Tips for Canine Co-Workers

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Plan, Prepare and Protect : Plan ahead and check with your co-workers to make sure everyone is allergy-free and comfortable with dogs. Most importantly, make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccines and protected from fleas and ticks that can be passed from other four-legged office mates.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Vegetable walls contain cellulose, an ingredient that dogs cannot naturally process. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Clean and Green Giveaway

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According to the Environmental Protection Association (EPA), typical household cleaning products and air fresheners are one of the leading contributors to poor indoor air quality.

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Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

In 2002 the German Parliament amended Article 26 of the Basic Law to give nonhuman animals the right to be “respected as fellow creatures” and to be protected from “avoidable pain.” The common law is created by English-speaking judges while in the process of deciding cases. The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways.

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The Horrors of Shark Finning

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While there are laws in place protecting endangered species of shark from shark finning, international waters are rarely regulated when it comes to the practice. There are many groups and people working to end this practice, and with any luck bringing it to light will help speed along the process. The following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning.

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Julian H. Franklin on the Use of Animals in Research

Animal Ethics

They may be killed in order to protect the health of humans (and other animals) if they are infected with a serious disease and cannot be quarantined. But even when the purpose of research is to benefit the animals themselves, inflicting pain or death in the process of research is wrong. To inflict death or pain on animals for scientific or medical research is wrong morally, and ought to be prohibited. This follows from everything said in the text about the rights of animals.

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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IFAW has reached out to local rescue groups, veterinary associations, and governmental agencies and is determining the best way to assist in the relief process.”. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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It may feel threatened, and animals that feel threatened instinctually protect themselves. For example, the petting a dog’s tail; an abuser may have done something violent to the dog’s tail, and the dog may try to protect itself when you touch it there. Finding a home for any dog can be a difficult and long process because the animal population is so overpopulated; unfortunately, there are more animals than people willing to take care of them.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

The United States Department of Agriculture has been broken for a long time, and it is clear that it cannot protect the American public from illness and death from contaminated meat products. Perhaps simplifying the whole process would eliminate the need for multiple inspections, saving the U.S.D.A. To the Editor: “ Company’s Record on Treatment of Beef Is Called Into Question ” (front page, Dec.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

coli and the young woman whose future has been irreversibly altered through the simple, all-American act of eating a hamburger is a stunning indictment of the food-processing industry in general and the specifically named corporations whose moral bankruptcy is made all the more glaring by their efforts to justify their actions behind a curtain of claims of trade confidentiality. To the Editor: Re “ The Burger That Shattered Her Life: Trail of E.

Another Reason to Go Vegetarian

Animal Ethics

It's hard to say because the government still has not instituted a comprehensive MRSA inspection process, but independent research conducted by Tara Smith, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa, suggests that MRSA-infected animals may be widespread indeed. The Bottom Line: The government cares more about protecting agribusiness profits than it does about protecting the health of consumers.

Reasons Consistently Applied

Animal Ethics

I shall endeavor to protect and take care of all living creatures. After two or three laying cycles when their egg production begins to wane, the layer hens are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and sent to slaughter, where they are processed into chicken soup and pet food. After several years of confinement and continual reimpregnation on a dairy farm, spent dairy cows are sent to slaughter where they are processed into ground beef.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Yet not mentioned is a simple step that will go a long way toward ensuring compliance with our already lax slaughterhouse requirements: Place video cameras throughout the kill process. 21, 2008 To the Editor: The biggest beef recall ever is something that would be expected as our food industry becomes more consolidated into larger and larger processing companies. We cannot allow food-processing businesses to disregard safety standards without financial and criminal retribution.

Jan Narveson on Moral Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

What the utilitarian who defends human carnivorousness must say, then, is something like this: that the amount of pleasure which humans derive per pound of animal flesh exceeds the amount of discomfort and pain per pound which are inflicted on the animals in the process, all things taken into account. Utilitarians persuaded of the leading premise here should, I think, be willing to pay the higher prices, and to plump for protections of animals of the kind in question.

Meat, Cancer, and the Cumulative Case for Ethical Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

At the time of slaughter, these frightened animals are inhumanely loaded onto trucks and shipped long distances to the slaughterhouse without food or water or protection from the elements. It wouldn’t be a good reason to cause them to suffer in the process, but it would be a good reason to raise and kill them for food.] Furthermore, individuals in the highest quintile of processed meat intake had a 20% elevated risk for colorectal and a 16% elevated risk for lung cancer. (p.